THROWBACK FRIDAY: How I Made Over $90,000 Selling my Short Film + Video Tutorials

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

I know it’s Thursday but thought I’d release it early. Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a…

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Stunt Driver: The Definitive Guide To Becoming A Pro

By Matt Covert | Apr 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Definitive Guide To Becoming A Professional Stunt Driver “Professional stunt driver” may be the greatest job title in history. I am not a Hollywood A-lister, but I’ve claimed the title of professional stunt driver several times. I’ve worked on many film projects and have been hired as a full time stunt driver on two…

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IFH 154: How to Direct the Character, Not the Actor with Mark Travis

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Direct the Character, Not the Actor with Mark Travis This week I have the pleasure of having directing coach Mark Travis on the show. I was introduced to him after I watched his stellar workshop Hollywood Film Directing, which he co-instructed with Gil Bettman (he’ll be on the show soon). Mark Travis is the…

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How to Save Days Syncing Video Dailies with Pluraleyes

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Save Days Syncing Video Dailies with Pluraleyes I don’t know about you but syncing video dailies drives me nuts. It takes forever to do and if you don’t have a timecode slate on set it can take days. Help is on the way. I started using this witchcraft…I mean program to sync my…

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Enroll in ‘The Martin Scorsese Film School’ – Learn From the Master

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Martin Scorsese Film School A Martin Scorsese Film School..sign me up! If you are a filmmaker alive today then you should know all of Martin Scorsese’s work. His films are a master class in themselves. I used to pay $125 a piece for his films on Criterion Collection LaserDiscs (yes I’m old) just to listen…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: Why Filmmakers are Always So Damn Broke & What They Can Do to Change It

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs…

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IFH 153: Why You Need to Get Off Your Ass NOW & Make Your Film

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why You Need to Get Off Your Ass NOW & Make Your Film I think the title speaks for itself. Every once in a while I need to hear some stories that inspire me to get off my ass and make sh*t happen. I hope this episode helps inspire you to get off your ass…

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David Mamet Masterclass: Learn Dramatic Writing from the Legend

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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David Mamet Masterclass: Learn Dramatic Writing from Pulitzer Prize Winning Master David Mamet sat in on a poker game full of thieves and left with the inspiration for American Buffalo. Now, the Pulitzer Prize winner of Glengarry Glen Ross takes you through his process for turning life’s strangest moments into dramatic art. He’ll teach you the rules of…

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Breaking Down Shane Carruth’s Enigmatic Film Upstream Color

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Breaking Down Shane Carruth’s Enigmatic Upstream Color Upstream Color is an indie science-fiction film written by Shane Carruth. He is best known for his 2004 debut movie ‘Primer’. His next film, Upstream Color first premiered  January 21, 2013, at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Shortly after that a theatrical release in U.S.A on April 5,…

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IFH 152: How to Build a YouTube Empire with RocketJump Co-Founder Dez Dolly

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 17, 2017 | 1 Comment
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How to Build a YouTube Empire with RocketJump Co-Founder Dez Dolly So I want you to get ready for an epic podcast. Have you ever been surfing through Youtube and come across a channel with 5, 8, 10 million followers and ask yourself: “How the hell did they build that audience?” I do all the…

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Digital Box Office: New Streaming Platform Sparks Revolution for Indie Filmmakers

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 17, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Digital Box Office: New Streaming Platform Sparks Revolution for Indie Filmmakers We’ve just discovered a new global streaming platform that’s looking to completely disrupt the status quo of the traditional entertainment distribution model. Digital box office (DBO) which launched their public beta just a few weeks ago, is already currently streaming films in 256 countries/territories…

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IFH 151: How to Shoot 96 Script Pages in 4 Days

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 14, 2017 | 1 Comment
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How to Shoot 96 Script Pages in 4 Days So after I posted the video below I was slammed by emails and messages from the IFH Tribe asking for details on how I shot 96 pages of a visual effect heavy series in just 4 days. The series is called The S.P.A.A.C.E Program and I was…

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25 Grip and Electric Terms Everyone on a Film Set Should Know

By Matt Webb | Apr 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
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25 Grip and Electric Terms Everyone on a Film Set Should Know You will inevitably need something from the grips or electric department if you spend enough time on set. They will often be willing to help (if you ask politely and at a good time), but it always helps if you know what the…

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Breaking Down Shane Carruth’s Sundance Hit PRIMER

By Jonathan Roberts | Apr 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Breaking Down Shane Carruth’s Sundance Hit PRIMER Primer, an independent science fiction film, was released in America on October 8, 2004. The $7,000-budgeted film centers on the unexpected discovery of time travel. It is a film that was directed, written, produced, scored, and edited by the main role player, . With a running time of…

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IFH 150: How to Launch Your Indie Film on iTunes with Brad Raider

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
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How to Launch Your Indie Film on iTunes with Brad Raider If you want to see a self-distribution pathway to get your film on iTunes and actually make some money meet actor/director Brad Raider. His film Kensho at the Bedfellow was released on iTunes this year and he shares his marketing and distribution strategy with…

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Breaking Bad Pilot: How to Write the Perfect TV Pilot

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Breaking Bad Pilot: How to Write the Perfect TV Pilot In my opinion, the Breaking Bad pilot is by far is as perfect as a television show as has ever been produced. The genius behind Walter White’s adventures into dealing meth is creator Vince Gillian. After watching the pilot episode of Breaking Bad I was hooked. Years later I…

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How to Get Your Indie Film Reviewed with Film Critic Ken Murray

By Robert Heske | Apr 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

How to Get Your Indie Film Reviewed with Film Critic Ken Murray Think quick: Who is a filmmaker’s best friend? Sure, sure … cast, crew, financiers, distributors are all important. But one of the best friends you have is someone you’ll likely never meet: the person who reviews your film. (Of course, a bad review…

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IFH 149: Star Wars, Star Trek & Geeking Out with Greg Grunberg

By Alex Ferrari | Apr 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Star Wars, Star Trek & Geeking Out with Greg Grunberg Have you ever kept seeing an actor pop up in all your favorite films and television shows? Well, that guy is probably Greg Grunberg. I’ve been a fan of Greg before I knew who Greg was. Greg Grunberg has been in some of the BIGGEST films…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: How to Pitch Your Film Like a Pro with Stephanie Palmer

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 31, 2017 | Comments Off on THROWBACK FRIDAY: How to Pitch Your Film Like a Pro with Stephanie Palmer

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs…

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[WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 30, 2017 | Comments Off on [WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School
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Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film Schools – ALL OF THEM I’ve been a huge fan of the way writer/director Robert Rodriguez makes his films. The almost total creative control within the studio system is remarkable. Before Youtube film schools there was the 10-minute film schools on every DVD release of any Robert Rodriguez film. These 10 minute film…

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YouTube Audio Library: Thousands of Royalty-Free Tracks for Your Films

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 30, 2017 | Comments Off on YouTube Audio Library: Thousands of Royalty-Free Tracks for Your Films
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YouTube Audio Library: Thousands of Royalty-Free Tracks for Your Films “Royalty Free” doesn’t mean it’s free music for you to download and do with it as you please. It just means you don’t pay any royalty fees. Let me explain, once you purchase the track of music, you can use it in a Vimeo or…

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Doing the Acting Hustle with Cuyle Carvin

By Robert Heske | Mar 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Doing the Acting Hustle with Cuyle Carvin
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Doing the Acting Hustle with Cuyle Carvin As a clumsy, hefty middle-aged writer, I can tell you this: Cuyle Carvin is the one dude I’d want to be reincarnated as. Frankly, this could happen as Cuyle is a proponent of the supernatural and is drawn to Salem, Massachusetts where he’s been told by many psychics…

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180 Degree Rule – Understand the “Line” or DIE!

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 29, 2017 | 1 Comment
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180 Degree Rule – Understand it or DIE! You might here on set a DP or camera guy discuss the 180 Degree Rule and say: “You can’t put the camera there, you’ll cross the line” There’s a lot more to shooting a great scene than just planting a camera somewhere and yelling action. We all want…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: Linda Seger – How to Make a Good Script Great

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 24, 2017 | Comments Off on THROWBACK FRIDAY: Linda Seger – How to Make a Good Script Great

Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs…

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3 Stereotypes to Avoid Becoming On a Film Set

By Matt Webb | Mar 22, 2017 | 4 Comments
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3 Stereotypes to Avoid Becoming On a Film Set Often the biggest problem stopping new or inexperienced crew continuing to get work is their attitude. Sometimes it is the fact that they just can’t fulfill the job, but most of the time it all boils down to their attitude and how they approach the tasks.…

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IFH 148: How to Write a Super Natural Hit Film with Beetlejuice Creator Larry Wilson

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 21, 2017 | Comments Off on IFH 148: How to Write a Super Natural Hit Film with Beetlejuice Creator Larry Wilson
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How to Write a Super Natural Hit Film with Beetlejuice Creator Larry Wilson If you were a kid of the late 80s or early 90s then today’s guest definitely had an impact on your life. Larry Wilson is the co-creator of the cult classic Beetlejuice (directed by Tim Burton), writer of Addams Family and worked on the legendary television…

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[Watch] Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 20, 2017 | Comments Off on [Watch] Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online
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Top Ten BEST Filmmaking Courses Online I’m always asked what the top filmmaking courses online I’d recommend to filmmakers. As Jack Nicolson says: “If you don’t keep learning, you die.” I am a HUGE consumer of online courses of all types. I’m a visual learner and online courses help me keep my skills sharp. Below I’ve…

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James Patterson MasterClass: Learn Writing from a Master Storyteller

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 20, 2017 | Comments Off on James Patterson MasterClass: Learn Writing from a Master Storyteller
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James Patterson MasterClass: Learn Writing from a Master Storyteller Set out to write a best-selling book. James Patterson, the author of 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, reveals his tricks of the trade for the very first time. In this course, he guides you through every part of the book writing process. In…

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Deconstructing the Short Film: Cyn – A Twisted Tale

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Deconstructing the Short Film: Cyn – A Twisted Tale
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Deconstructing the Short Film: Cyn – A Twisted Tale Next up in the Deconstructing the Short Film Series is the Short Film Cyn – A Twisted Tale. If you haven’t seen the other films in this series, Red Princess Blues and RPB: Genesis here a bit of info on this series. After many requests from…

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THROWBACK FRIDAY: What Happens After You Win the SXSW Film Fest w/ Brant Sersen

By Alex Ferrari | Mar 17, 2017 | Comments Off on THROWBACK FRIDAY: What Happens After You Win the SXSW Film Fest w/ Brant Sersen
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Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more.  There’s so much amazing info and knowledge bombs…

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